Overcoming the Mom-Life Crisis: Ditch the Guilt, Put Yourself on the To-Do List, and Create A Life You Love (Paperback)
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Soulful and excruciatingly honest, Overcoming the Mom-Life Crisis is the essential handbook for stressed-out and overwhelmed moms, offering up steps for creating your own momAgenda and finding lifelong happiness and fulfillment.
From the founder of momAgenda comes the ultimate guide to navigating the mom-life crisis, with a simple process for putting your own long-forgotten needs back on the to-do list.
Nina Restieri was a wife, a mom of four young kids, and a successful entrepreneur. Despite having what most people would consider “it all,” happiness eluded her. She beat herself up daily for not being grateful. But as she looked around, she realized most of the moms she knew shared that same sense of sadness, stress, and overwhelm, all while working hard to keep up the “perfect mom” appearance. Desperate for a change and tired of crying behind a locked bathroom door, Nina embarked upon a ten-year journey that led her to unexpected places—including a pole dancing studio—for peace and solace. After digging deep and facing some painful truths, Nina emerged knowing she deserved more than she was giving herself and figured out that a mom can take care of her kids, and take care of herself. Like a permission slip for mothers to love themselves as much as they do their children, this book chronicles Nina’s journey to putting her mom-life crisis behind her—forever—and offers up a roadmap so you can too.
About the Author
Nina Restieri is the founder and president of momAgenda. Previously, she has spent time as an advertising executive, as the president of a family business, and as a stay-at-home mom.
She started momAgenda when her four kids were seven, five, three, and one, to create organizing products to help make moms’ lives (and her own life) easier. momAgenda has grown to include a diversified range of products that help organize the lives of mothers and others, including day planners, home organizers, pads, journals, and accessories. The collection is sold at leading national retailers and regional boutiques throughout the U.S. Over the past fifteen years, Nina Restieri and momAgenda have been featured in numerous outlets including NBC’s Today show, The Early Show, MSNBC, Real Simple, Better Homes and Gardens, The New York Times, and The Huffington Post.
"This book is perfect for women who feel overwhelmed and stressed out by the demands of parenting and modern life. It is a simple, step-by-step guide for prioritizing real self-care while continuing to care for kids and all of the other responsibilities It is a blueprint to cultivate inner peace and happiness, which is a win/win for everyone!" –Terri Cole, Psychotherapist, Founder of Terri Cole's Real Love Revolution & Terri Cole's Boundary Bootcamp
"Overcoming the Mom-Life Crisis is a must-read. It's not just about navigating the mom-life crisis—it's about living life on your terms, and creating your happiest, most joyful, most authentic life possible." –Sheila Kelley, Actress and Founder of S Factor
“Overcoming The Mom-Life Crisis stands out in the whirlwind of self-help, because Nina offers moms friendship and encouragement, in addition to sound advice and tools. Read her book, you’ll be glad you did!” –Kim Alexander Curd, Founder of The Child Therapy List, Author of Living Lightly